Terms of Reference

TERMS OF REFERENCE
Development of an online database on Politically Exposed Persons (PEP)

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is a National Chapter of Transparency International (TI), the leading global movement against corruption. TISL raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

TISL is seeking a suitable individual or organization to develop an online database on Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs).

Officials who are entrusted with prominent public functions with the power to influence important decisions are recognized as Politically Exposed Persons by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the institution that sets standards and promote effective implementation of measures for combating money laundering, terrorist financing and other related threats to the integrity of the international financial system. As a result of the power PEPs hold, FATF recommends that their financial activities need to be subjected to enhanced scrutiny to prevent and identify money laundering and terrorist financing risks. Comprehensive PEP databases can assist financial monitoring actors to identify these individuals so that they can employ enhanced scrutiny mechanisms. For an example of such a database refer https://pep.org.ua/en/ .

The database should fulfill the following requirements:
• There should be two profiles – Basic profile and the extended profiles per one individual/institution – with sub categories including career, connections, assets- monetary and otherwise, liabilities and connections (family, personal and business), founders (if a business) and the data sources.
• Have a search tab that allows for searching the data based on the name of the individual/company, category of PEPs and the sub categories under the extended profile.
• Have a system in which the website is updated automatically upon feedback from TISL and reflect time last updated through a time stamp.
• Allow for narrative descriptions and updates with user friendly data downloading ability.
• The data should be presented in a user friendly and creative manner using up-to-date technology.
• The website must be responsive (Accessible from mobile phones, tablet devices, and PCs.).
• All final source codes to be transferred to TISL after developing the website.
• Domain name and server space will be provided by TISL.
• The database should be developed within a span of two months upon the selection of the service provider.

Interested parties should submit their proposal to [email protected] by 28th June 2016.
The proposal should include:
• A detail outline as to how the information will be presented in an informative and a user-friendly manner.
• Proposed budget with a breakdown (The range of the cost must be between Rs. 400,000 and Rs. 450,000/=)
• Time-frame required to complete the assignment
• Links/samples of similar past projects

Please mention “PEP Database Proposal” as the subject.

TERMS OF REFERENCE – Video on Anti-Corruption

TISL is the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, committed to promoting good governance and eradicating corruption in Sri Lanka. TISL’s mission is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption in order to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful and just.

Corruption has long been a major issue in Sri Lanka however, public awareness of the laws relating to corruption remains minimal. This lack of awareness among the public including the youth, discourages meaningful engagement with citizens on anti-corruption initiatives. To address these needs, TISL is conducting a series of training programmes for youth in the Northern and Eastern provinces on anti-corruption mechanisms.

TISL is seeking the services of a production house, to develop two 3 minute-long videos in the Sinhala & Tamil languages. The videos will provide information on anti-corruption mechanisms in the country and will breakdown complex terminology in an easily comprehensible manner.

Videos will include the following information –
1. The training program and input of the participants
2. What is corruption and the different forms of corruption
3. The role of the CIABOC
4. The duty/responsibility of the youth to fight corruption
5. Different ways in which to fight corruption
Development of the videos will require the production crew to travel to the first training program to gather input from participants.

Quotations should include:
• A relatable, creative, inspirational concept targeted at youth.
• Proposed anti-corruption messages specifying how anti-corruption mechanisms – such as complaints to CIABOC – may be used. (This would be further developed with TISL’s input once the supplier is finalized)
• Samples of similar past campaigns
• Proposed cost within the stipulated budget inclusive of travel, accommodation and food costs for the crew.
• Ability to complete the activity within 1 month beginning in late June.

Deliverables: Two 3-minute videos (Sinhala & Tamil languages w/ English subtitles).
The indicative budget for this activity is Rs. 350,000-400,000.
The contract will be awarded on a VFM basis.
TISL will provide the required expertise wherever required or requested.

Proposals along with a detailed budget should be emailed to [email protected] by 17th June, 2019.

Call for Proposals/Expressions of Interest – Campaign for Public Access to Asset Declarations

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is a National Chapter of Transparency International (TI), the leading global movement against corruption. TISL raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it. TI has an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, and more than 100 Chapters worldwide.

TISL has been at the forefront of the campaign to ensure public access to the asset declarations of elected representatives for close to 6 years. Major strides have been made in this endeavour over the past 6 months following an order from the RTI Commission and the unilateral action taken by 7 Members of Parliament to make their asset declarations public. For more information visit http://www.tisrilanka.org/MPassets/

June 30, 2019 marks the deadline for members of parliament to submit their asset declarations for the year 2018/2019. TISL will be launching a public awareness campaign on asset declarations with a twofold objective. Firstly, it must encourage more MPs to voluntarily disclose their asset declarations to the public and secondly it should look to mainstream the topic of asset declarations in the public conscience.

TISL is seeking the services of creative agencies/content producers to bolster our efforts to raise public awareness on the importance of publicly accessible asset declarations as a tool to strengthen accountability and fight corruption and to encourage public representatives to disclose their asset declarations to the people.

Proposals can be made for the following elements of the campaign –
a) Artwork and targeted messaging for a series of billboards, newspaper advertisements and social media posts. (Including memes, GIFs and other content)

b) A series of live action videos which highlight the importance of the issue. Video content should be targeted at a mass audience (Sinhala & Tamil). Videos should not be longer than 30 seconds and produced with virality as a priority.

c) Engagement with social media influencers/content creators

Proposals must include a detailed budget with a breakdown of costs and a timeline for implementation. Demonstrated creative capacity, past experience and the ability to complete all deliverables within 3 weeks of being contracted will be an added advantage.

Submissions can be made for each individual element or for the campaign as a whole. In the event of a proposal being submitted for the campaign as a whole, the submission should be made distinguishing each element (i.e – point a, b, c) with a separate budget.

Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to [email protected] with “Asset Declaration Campaign” mentioned as the subject, no later than Sunday, 2 June 2019. Shortlisted submissions will be called on to present their proposals between 4-7 June 2019.

For clarifications on the terms of reference please contact Nadim on 077 167 4111

Terms of Reference – Researcher/Research Team to Conduct Election Spending Assessment

About Us
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is a National Chapter of Transparency International (TI), the leading global movement against corruption. TISL raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it. TI has an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, and more than 90 Chapters worldwide.

TISL has published a brief on the issue of election campaign finance in Sri Lanka, and is committed to the promotion of transparency of political parties’ and candidates’ election-related income and expenditure, to better inform and enhance voter choice at elections.
‘A Brief on Election Campaign Finance in Sri Lanka’ is available at http://www.tisrilanka.org/works/a-brief-on-election-campaign-finance-in-sri-lanka/ .

Terms of Reference
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) seeks a researcher/team of researchers to conduct an assessment of election spending by candidates and parties at parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka.
The methodology for the assessment must be provided by the applicant in their proposal, and must cover the Colombo district as well as the maximum possible number of other districts based on the budget indicated. The purpose of the assessment is to arrive at a research-driven finding of average spending at Parliamentary elections, including third party, non-financial and indirect spending.

The researcher/team should ideally have:
– Knowledge and experience relating to the elections process in Sri Lanka as well as familiarity with political party finances
– Data analysis skills
– Quantitative/simple qualitative research experience
– Ability to write high quality reports in English
– Proficiency in both Sinhala and Tamil – sufficient to conduct interviews, interact with relevant stakeholders on the phone etc.
– Ability to summarise and present research findings in local languages

Please send in a proposal including the following to [email protected] by 4th June, 2019:
– Methodology for the selection of sample districts, candidates and parties in a representative manner,
– Methodology on data-collection and calculation of findings,
– Professional fee,
– Travel and accommodation costs (if applicable),
– timeline to complete the work within 3 months,
– 4 hours in the week where the researcher/team can work from the TISL office premises for the duration of the assessment.

The stipulated budget range is Rs. 250,000 – Rs. 300,000 inclusive of all costs. The successful candidate will be selected by TISL’s knowledge procurement committee on a value for money (VFM) basis.

TERMS OF REFERENCE
Development of Online Tracker for the 2nd National Action Plan of the Open Government Partnership

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, committed to promoting good governance and eradicating corruption in Sri Lanka. TISL’s mission is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption in order to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful and just. A key aspect of this vision is the Open Government Partnership.
The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is international platform that drives domestic policy reform which requires that governments work together with civil society in identifying national priorities for opening up government – making governments more transparent, accountable and responsive to citizens. All OGP participating governments are expected to develop National Action Plan (NAP) that specifies concrete commitments over a two‐year period.

Sri Lanka became a signatory to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in October 2015, and created and implemented its first National Action Plan from July 2016 to June 2018. The progress of the 1st National Action Plan was monitored using an online tracker which can be accessed here http://www.tisrilanka.org/ogp/

Sri Lanka’s 2nd National Action Plan was passed by the Cabinet in January 2019 and consists of 14 commitments and 61 milestones to achieve these commitments. In order to assess the successful implementation of the second National Action Plan, TISL is seeking an individual or an organization to design an online tracker to monitor the implementation of the 14 commitments in the National Action Plan. The tracker is expected to be modeled after the existing OGP tracker with a few changes.

The selected resource person will need to design and create the tracker and should meet the following requirements –
• Develop and integrate the tracker into TISL’s exiting website (www.tisrilanka.org) and assume translation into 3 languages (English, Sinhala and Tamil).
• Provide an overview of the Open Government Partnership (TISL will provide the content).
• Have a system in which the tracker is updated automatically upon feedback from TISL, and reflect time last updated through a time stamp.
• Each commitment should have sub sections titled “milestones”. Each milestone should indicate present status using categories such as “complete” “underway” “pending” and “overdue”.
• Allow for narrative descriptions and updates.
• The tracker should have a search option by progress category and milestone.
• The webpage should be accessible from mobile phones, tablet devices, televisions and PCs.
• All final source code to be transferred to TISL at the end of development.
• The webpage should be innovative and creative using up-to-date technology.
• The tracker should also be accessible to persons with disabilities (Audio, Braille etc.)

Budget :
The Budget for this tracker should be between LKR 245,000/- and LKR 265,000/-

Duration :
The resource person is expected to create the tracker within two and a half months of acceptance of the proposal

Interested parties should send a proposal with a budget breakdown to [email protected] by 8th April 2019.

Call for ProposalsVideo on grand corruption for social media and web platforms

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, committed to promoting good governance and eradicating corruption in Sri Lanka. TISL’s mission is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful and just.

TISL is calling for proposals to develop a 2D or 3D short animated video (maximum 2 minutes long) that illustrates the nature of grand corruption, its definition and impact targeting the general public. The video should be available in English, Sinhala and Tamil and will be used in social media and other web-based platforms.

There is a pressing need to address the lack of awareness and understanding amongst the public in Sri Lanka regarding anti-corruption concepts such as grand corruption. The video is intended to bridge this gap, creatively enhancing knowledge in the concept of grand corruption which is new to Sri Lanka and its devastating impact on society.

TISL will provide the required expertise where ever required or requested. The products should be developed within a one-month period of awarding the contract.

The proposal should include:
• A detail outline as to how the concept of grand corruption will be communicated.
• A clear insight and approach
• Whether the animation will be 2D or 3D
• The duration of the video
• Proposed budget (The range of the cost must be between Rs. 400,000 and Rs. 450,000/=)
• Time-frame required to complete the assignment
• Samples of similar past campaigns

Note: the substance of the messages will be further developed with TISL’s input once the supplier is finalized.

Proposals along with budget details should be emailed to [email protected] by 12th March 2019.

TERMS OF REFERENCE – PUBLIC SECTOR MAPPING (PHASE 2)

CALLING FOR QUOTATIONS TO DEVELOP A WEB TOOL ENABLING USER ACCESS TO INFORMATION ON PUBLIC AUTHORITIES THROUGH AN INBUILT ON-SITE SEARCH ENGINE

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is calling for quotations to create a web tool/ web page with a dedicated search engine that can be incorporated into TISL’s RTI dedicated website – rtiwatch.lk. The web tool is to be developed in order to help citizens become aware of which public authority they must contact to gain information pertaining to their respective problems and the scope of work that each public authority deals with. This will be done by using the information compiled under Phase 1 of this project, which will be provided to the selected web tool developer.

TISL is the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, committed to promoting good governance and eradicating corruption in Sri Lanka. TISL’s mission is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption in order to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful and just. A key aspect of this vision is enabling citizens to have access to information which enables them to make informed choices and demand accountability from their government, using the Right to Information(RTI) Act No. 12 of 2016.

Requirements of the Project
The project will require the contracting entity to develop a web tool or web page to be incorporated into rtiwatch.lk. The tool/ page must store, sort and segregate the information compiled under Phase 1 of this project and make it searchable and accessible on the website based on previously assigned keywords.

Specifications
• The webpage must accommodate all data provided by TISL (Example of data set provided below)
• The web tool must be built to complement the Sinhala, Tamil and English platforms on www.RTIwatch.lk
• The information must be made searchable in all three languages: Sinhala, Tamil and English.
• The information must also be segregated and presented based on the type of issue, scope of work and classification of the public authority (data to be provided to the developer under Phase 1).
• The end product should ideally incorporate a tracker that would provide TISL with information on the number and type of searches made, most visited Public Authorities, most commonly searched issues, most commonly used search words/ keywords and other similar information.

Quotations should include
• Proposed cost
• Estimate of time taken for completion of the project
• Proposed methodology as to how the project is to be carried out
• Sample (rough) layouts and designs for the tool and details on how it is to work

Procedure for submission of Expression of Interest
Please submit your proposal based on the terms of reference, to [email protected] with the title “PUBLIC SECTOR MAPPING (PHASE 2) – RTI’.

Application closing date – 23rd February, 2019.